Results 1 to 15 of 18

Thread: Question Domnina&Shabalin

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    221

    Question Domnina&Shabalin

    In Eurosport Olympic news they just had an interview with Domnina&Shabalin; I only heard the last moments of it. At the end the Eurosport commentator (German Eurosport) said, that "the World Champions are the favourites for the Olympic title, also because they will not show the Aboriginal OD in Vancouver".

    Did I miss something? It's the first time I hear that they changed their OD, but I didn't have much time to visit the forums in the last days. Does anybody know more about it? Is it true? If it is, what is their new OD?

  2. #2
    Constable , Costume Police colleen o'neill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    1,788
    They're not telling..But they may have gone back to an old program.. besides the costume kerfuffle the composer of their music ( not Aboriginal ) may have objected to their using it.
    Doris might have more info on the other dance thread.

  3. #3
    Worshipping at the temple of Severus Snape Alatariel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    392
    Quote Originally Posted by viv View Post
    In Eurosport Olympic news they just had an interview with Domnina&Shabalin; I only heard the last moments of it. At the end the Eurosport commentator (German Eurosport) said, that "the World Champions are the favourites for the Olympic title, also because they will not show the Aboriginal OD in Vancouver".

    Did I miss something? It's the first time I hear that they changed their OD, but I didn't have much time to visit the forums in the last days. Does anybody know more about it? Is it true? If it is, what is their new OD?
    I certainly hope they change it for one reason only - the way Russians are being treated these days, they'll get disqualified or something for it.

  4. #4
    Constable , Costume Police colleen o'neill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    1,788
    I hope they have , because Linichuk put her skaters in a very bad position with this dance, and one would hope it would be their skating that decided their outcome.

    Before the competition even begins, everyone knows that their music was mostly not Australian aboriginal . Though they started out saying the dance was Australian aboriginal ,after the objections, they said it wasn't , but just an imagined , generic, any-old aboriginal dance. But that would not be within the rules set down for the OD.

    The judges would not have been able to ignore all this if they wanted to claim any credibility.

    So D/S would be starting out with at least 2 strikes against them before they ever took the ice..hardly fair to them.
    Last edited by colleen o'neill; 02-19-2010 at 02:15 PM.

  5. #5
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    135
    And here I was telling my husband if they perform this program and win their was going to be a epic fight in figure skating of grand proportions.

  6. #6
    Whippet Good!
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    674
    Oh man, the message board meltdown would've been epic! And awesome!

  7. #7
    Gadfly and Bon Vivant Mafke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    1,390
    Quote Originally Posted by Tesla View Post
    Oh man, the message board meltdown would've been epic! And awesome!
    I somehow don't think we're going to avoid that no matter what happens.

  8. #8
    Constable , Costume Police colleen o'neill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    1,788
    F2M, ..Oh, I kno-o-ow. But both the ISU and the IOC would not have been pleased . Those arguing against the inclusion of Ice Dance in the Olympics would have had a field day.

  9. #9
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    221
    In which year was Folk Dance a required OD for the last time? Do they have an old program they could go back to?

  10. #10
    :) aftertherain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    2,340
    Quote Originally Posted by Alatariel View Post
    I certainly hope they change it for one reason only - the way Russians are being treated these days, they'll get disqualified or something for it.
    I didn't know Plushenko competed in the pairs', womens', and ice dancing events as well.

  11. #11
    Loving pairs, dance and figure skating mycelticblessing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    a tiny island
    Posts
    690
    Quote Originally Posted by viv View Post
    In Eurosport Olympic news they just had an interview with Domnina&Shabalin; I only heard the last moments of it. At the end the Eurosport commentator (German Eurosport) said, that "the World Champions are the favourites for the Olympic title, also because they will not show the Aboriginal OD in Vancouver".

    Did I miss something? It's the first time I hear that they changed their OD, but I didn't have much time to visit the forums in the last days. Does anybody know more about it? Is it true? If it is, what is their new OD?
    Echt? I haven't heard anything about it either. I did read a funny article about D/S new OD on Mr Zamboni Man's blog, but that was just for laughs! (I hope)

  12. #12
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    221
    Quote Originally Posted by mycelticblessing View Post
    Echt? I haven't heard anything about it either. I did read a funny article about D/S new OD on Mr Zamboni Man's blog, but that was just for laughs! (I hope)
    Well as I switched off the sound during the commercial break and went to the kitchen for a moment, I only heard the last bit of it. But yes, that's what the commentator said. Tomorrow night we will know more.

  13. #13
    Custom Title Joesitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    20,185
    I think they are exploiting a small ethnic group with a comedy when they do not know how to dance it seriously.

    It may open the doors to give rise to comedies about Kurds, Hebrews, and Persians, and all those native S.Americans Are you ok with this kind of humor?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •